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That ugly PlayStation 5 is likely a dev kit, so you can breathe easy

That ugly PlayStation 5 is likely a dev kit, so you can breathe easy

Earlier this week, images from a certain Sony patent started making the rounds. Those images showed off a bulky looking console that some were worried was the PlayStation 5. Why would people be worried that it was the actual PlayStation 5? In short, it's because the console depicted in the image is a bit on the ugly side, with a deep V-shaped indent on the top and vents all over the place.

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PlayStation Vue adds new ways to watch hockey and football games

PlayStation Vue adds new ways to watch hockey and football games

Sony's over-the-top TV service PlayStation Vue has added two new major networks for accessing football and hockey content, including live games. Starting today, subscribers located around the United States can access ESPN's newly launched ACC Network, a subscription-tier television channel that was first announced in July 2016 and will officially launch tomorrow, July 22.

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Spider-Man allegedly pulled from MCU over Disney-Sony spat

Spider-Man allegedly pulled from MCU over Disney-Sony spat

Spider-Man is being pulled from the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a disagreement between Disney and Sony, a new report claim. The rights to Spider-Man are owned by Sony Pictures, which has been operating in a partnership with Disney-owned Marvel Studios. This partnership has been terminated, the report claims, effectively ending Spider-Man's role in the MCU.

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Sony tips PlayStation games expanding beyond console

Sony tips PlayStation games expanding beyond console

There's no question that Sony has been on point with its lineup of exclusive games this generation. From Spider-Man and Uncharted 4 to God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn, the PlayStation 4 is home to some excellent games that you can't play anywhere else. While you might think that this would cause Sony to focus even more on locking down exclusives in the next generation, that may not be the case.

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Sony snatches up Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

Sony snatches up Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games is a company that has long been associated with Sony, releasing a number of PlayStation-exclusive titles like Ratchet and Clank, Spyro the Dragon, Resistance, and Marvel's Spider-Man throughout the years. In fact, Insomniac has worked with Sony so often that you'd be forgiven if you thought that it was one of Sony's studios. Up until today, that wasn't the case, but now Sony has announced that it plans to make things official and purchase Insomniac.

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Four new PS4 DualShock 4 controllers revealed with rose gold headset

Four new PS4 DualShock 4 controllers revealed with rose gold headset

Those who have a PlayStation 4 know that Sony really likes its DualShock 4 variants. Today the company is announcing four more that will release this fall, which brings the total number of DualShock 4 variants released since the PS4's launch up to more than 25. In addition to these controllers, Sony is also gearing up to launch a new headset.

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Xperia 1 with Alexa built-in tries to woo a different class of buyers

Xperia 1 with Alexa built-in tries to woo a different class of buyers

The Xperia 1 was clearly made for entertainment. Sony brought its 21:9 screen to a mobile size and dubbed it a CinemaWide display. Even with the addition of 4K HDR, it may not have been enough to sell the phone as much as Sony would have hoped. Now the company is hoping a different kind of smartphone user to buy the Xperia 1. Appealing to smart home owners, the new Xperia 1 now comes with Amazon Alexa built-in, which subtly hints that Google Assistant is being pushed to the side.

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Sony’s new CarPlay and Android Auto head-unit has a huge 9″ pop-out display

Sony’s new CarPlay and Android Auto head-unit has a huge 9″ pop-out display

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both getting a big update this year, but if your current car lacks support for either then it's Sony's new supersized touchscreen head-unit that might be more appealing. The new Sony XAV-AX8000 Media Receiver is designed to slot into a single-DIN space on your dashboard, but unfurl, Transformers-style, into something a lot more impressive.

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Now is a good time to buy a Playstation 4 despite being in the final stage of its life cycle

Now is a good time to buy a Playstation 4 despite being in the final stage of its life cycle

If you’ve resisted forking out the cash for a PS4 till now, it may be a good time to finally give in. The fourth generation PlayStation may be six years old now – we are nearing the launch of a PS5 in a few years – but there’s plenty of shelf life left before it bids gamers farewell. Sony has well and truly dominated console gaming this generation, with countless of exclusive household titles that have cemented their place in the gaming hall of fame. You won’t want to miss these.

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Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo got tired of waiting for loot boxes to self-police

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo got tired of waiting for loot boxes to self-police

Loot boxes and microtransactions in games have been a pretty hot topic in the industry lately, and now it seems that platform holders are going to are going to take some action on the matter. The Entertainment Software Association has revealed that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony will soon be requiring that publishers disclose the odds associated with loot boxes in their games.

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New China tariff victims are nerds, gamers, and your wallet

New China tariff victims are nerds, gamers, and your wallet

Tariffs levied against imports of China-made goods mean higher prices for your favorite gadgets, gear, games, and collectables of all sorts. That's the situation in a nutshell. Today, more than ever before, it's become clear how major this disruption will be to your wallet. You, the SlashGear reader, the gamer, the smartphone user, the nerd - you could be any or all of these, and more. If you want to buy new games, gadgets, toys, or gear that were imported from China, you're gonna have to pay up!

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Sony’s PS4 Tournaments detailed: Eligibility, signing up, and rewards

Sony’s PS4 Tournaments detailed: Eligibility, signing up, and rewards

If you dream of one day participating in a gaming tournament -- and assuming you own a PlayStation 4 console -- Sony has an exciting announcement for you: it is launching its own gaming tournament series for anyone to participate in. The events will kick off with the newly unveiled PS4 Tournaments: Challenger Series next week; any skill level can participate.

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